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Ch 2: Mechanics: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Mechanics chapter of this SAT Physics Help and Review course is the simplest way to master mechanics. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of mechanics.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering SAT physics material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better SAT scores. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding Newton's laws of motion or the formulas used to calculate speed, velocity and acceleration
  • Need an efficient way to learn mechanics
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers
  • Missed class time and need to catch up
  • Can't access extra SAT review resources at school

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Mechanics chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Mechanics chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any mechanics question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answer to questions including:

  • How do speed and velocity differ?
  • What is acceleration?
  • What do Newton's laws of motion state?
  • How are mass and weight different?
  • How does gravity affect acceleration?

10 Lessons in Chapter 2: Mechanics: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Speed and Velocity: Concepts and Formulas

1. Speed and Velocity: Concepts and Formulas

Did you know that an object's speed and velocity may not be the same? This lesson describes the concepts of speed and velocity relating to objects in motion. We'll look at a specific example to help learn how to calculate both speed and velocity.

What is Acceleration? - Definition and Formula

2. What is Acceleration? - Definition and Formula

This lesson describes the difference between speed, velocity and acceleration. Examples are used to help you understand the concept of acceleration and learn to calculate acceleration with a mathematical formula.

Implications of Mechanics on Objects

3. Implications of Mechanics on Objects

Forces act on objects causing them to move. Mechanics is the field of science designated to the study of moving objects. This lesson describes how forces act on objects resulting in motion. Examples are used to describe how forces interact resulting in both simple and complex movement.

Newton's First Law of Motion: Examples of the Effect of Force on Motion

4. Newton's First Law of Motion: Examples of the Effect of Force on Motion

This lesson describes Newton's first law of motion, also known as the law of inertia. The interaction between force and motion is explained. Several examples are used to discuss the implications of this law on earth and in space.

Newton's Second Law of Motion: The Relationship Between Force and Acceleration

5. Newton's Second Law of Motion: The Relationship Between Force and Acceleration

This lesson defines Newton's second law of motion. Examples are used to illustrate how unbalanced forces cause objects to accelerate. The examples are used to practice calculating acceleration and force for objects in motion.

Newton's Third Law of Motion: Examples of the Relationship Between Two Forces

6. Newton's Third Law of Motion: Examples of the Relationship Between Two Forces

This lesson describes Newton's third law of motion. Examples are provided to illustrate how interacting objects experience forces. The lesson explains how objects accelerate as a result of force. Applications of Newton's third law are illustrated in nature, machines, and space.

Newton's Laws and Weight, Mass & Gravity

7. Newton's Laws and Weight, Mass & Gravity

Did you know that mass and weight are not the same? This lesson describes the difference between the two as well as the effect of gravity on weight. Examples are used to teach you how to calculate weight based on mass and acceleration of gravity.

Albert Einstein & Time Travel Theory

8. Albert Einstein & Time Travel Theory

This lesson is on Albert Einstein and how his work applies to time travel theory. We'll investigate Einstein's theories of relativity, examples of distortion of time on Earth and in deep space, and the prospect of time travel for humans.

Wheel & Axle: Definition, Facts & Examples

9. Wheel & Axle: Definition, Facts & Examples

What is a wheel and axle and why is it effective? This lesson helps answer these questions while also providing several examples of common items using the wheel and axle design.

Catapult Physics: Principles & Equations

10. Catapult Physics: Principles & Equations

In this lesson, you'll learn how to apply motion equations and design a catapult. By the end of the project, you'll understand how to apply projectile motion equations to determine the maximum range for a catapult.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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